KC pet food pantry helps to keep pets at home in pandemic

August 12, 2020 - 7:42 am

Kansas City, MO - The financial stress of the pandemic is forcing some to make a decision they really don't want to make - put food on the table or put food in Fido's bowl.

Shelters are taking in pets that people can no longer afford due to being out of work, or having their pay reduced. Their pets being just one more expense they can't afford due to the finacial effects of the pandemic.

One group - the Pet Resource Center of Kansas City - is offering a pet food pantry, pet care and support for those who are struggling.

Cynthia is disabled and says the organization makes it possible for her to care for her dog Nectarine. 

“Then they will deliver the food when a person cannot come out to get it," says Cynthia.

The non-profit group says through its pantry operation it has distributed more tha 50-tons of pet food this year across the Midwest.



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